Rats carry diseases and eat and contaminate our food. They co-exist and stay close to human habitats for food, water, and shelter. If living conditions (food, water, and shelter), are right, they multiply quickly. In our rat control program, the first step is to eliminate their food, water and shelter provisions. Next we use the methods of trapping and baiting to get rid of the rat population.
Inspection is an important first step in getting rid of rats. Once you know the location of the rats, you can set traps or place bait. Exclusion is important - It will get rid of the rats by making it difficult for them to enter the home or structure. Rats are easier to exclude than mice because rats are typically larger. For rats, all openings greater that 1/2" should be sealed.
Sanitation is an important consideration in rat control. Within a rat colony, they may be a few rats that are extra cautious and manage to avoid traps or eating rat baits.
Allied Pest Management is knowledgeable and will help to eliminate your rat control issue.